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The Medical Heritage Library (MHL), a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries, promotes free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine. Our goal is to provide the means by which readers and scholars across a multitude of disciplines can examine the interrelated nature of medicine and society, both to inform contemporary medicine and strengthen understanding of the world in which we live. The MHL’s growing collection of digitized medical rare books, pamphlets, journals, and films number in the tens of thousands, with representative works from each of the past six centuries, all of which are available here through the Internet Archive.

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Pharmacy 7,450
Medicine 7,309
Drug Industry 6,895
tobacco 3,054
cigarette 2,910
Ophthalmology 2,480
Eye 1,924
Surgery 1,738
Browse by keywords in UCSF tobacco industry videos 1,374
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Navy Medicine magazine 1,153
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male 289
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Cushing-Whitney Medical Library
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Books contributed by the Cushing-Whitney Medical Library, Yale University
A historical component has existed at the US Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery since May 1907 with the establishment of the Publications Office. In addition to producing The Naval Medical Bulletin, the Publications Office was responsible for producing occasional historical monographs, and maintaining a historical archive. Today the Office of Medical History's mission has evolved to preserve and promote the history and heritage of the Navy Medical Department while serving the needs of our...
Compilation of Virginia Slims cigarette television commercials including "You've Come a Long Way Baby."
( 8 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, gender, male, female
Welcome to the Samuel J. Wood Library of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. This site features items scanned from the Medical Center Archives.
Compilation of Camel cigarette commercials.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television
14
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Medicine, Ayurvedic
Television commercials for Winston cigarettes ("Winston Tastes Good Like a Cigarette Should") with characters from the Flintstones and sponsorship of television program.
( 8 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
25,582
15
3
Compilation of Marlboro commercials from the 1960s and 1970s.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, male
Compilation of Marlboro commercials from the 1960s with the Marlboro Country theme.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, male, television, menthol cigarette, promotional campaign
14
Topic: Sexual perversion
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
20,229
2
0
This film shows various cases of mothers who have difficulty breast feeding their babies. Solutions to the problems are demonstrated, for instance a case of inverted nipples can be treated successfully with massage and the use of a breast pump. An inadequate milk supply can be supplemented with formula. 'Flabby breasts' can be successfully treated with massage, supplementary feeding and exercise. 2 segments.
Topics: Anatomy, Breast Feeding, Maternal Behavior, Mothers, Maternal and child health, Anatomy, Breast...
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
20,201
3
1
Compilation of Winston cigarette commercials.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television, filter
14
Topics: English language -- Dictionaries French, French language -- Dictionaries English, Medicine -- French
Animated and live commercials with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz advertising Philip Morris cigarettes.
( 4 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television
This film in two parts shows the mechanism of an artifical respirator (an iron lung) a female patient is shown being placed in the machine and then cared for by nurses (she is fed, groomed and given an enema). The second part starts with instructions as to what to do if there are electrical or mechanical faults in the machinery. 3 segments.
Topics: Ventilators, Mechanical -- history, Respiration, Artificial, Medical equipment, Respiratory...
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Mosselman, Gustave; Lienaux, E.
16,946
0
0
14
Topic: Veterinary bacteriology
Kool cigarette commercial.
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, menthol cigarette, male
Footage of various Philip Morris sponsored auto racing teams. Click Here to View Part 1 Click Here to View Part 2 Click Here to View Part 3
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Barton, Wilfred Mason, 1871-1930; Wells, Walter Augustine, 1870-
15,585
0
0
14
Topic: Medicine -- Dictionaries
14
( 3 reviews )
Topic: Medicine, Ayurvedic
26
Topic: Heraldry
Compilation of anti-smoking commercials sponsored by California Department of Health Services.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, anti-smoking advocacy, cancer, local government agency, television
14
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Micro-organisms
14
Topic: Medicine
Video on how cigarettes are made, particularly the processing of the tobacco leaves and stems, emphasizing that a cigarette's nicotine level is below that of its original, unprocessed tobacco leaf.
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, tobacco leaf, tobacco processing, tobacco farming, low yield cigarette, tar,...
The Medical Heritage Library
by Gray, Henry, 1825-1861
9,893
0
0
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Human anatomy, Anatomy
Compilation of Viceroy cigarette commercials.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television, filter, male, female
14
Topic: Medicine -- Dictionaries
14 52
Topics: English language -- Dictionaries French, French language -- Dictionaries English, Medicine
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
9,260
4
3
Newport cigarette commercial.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television, menthol cigarette, male
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
8,668
1
0
Shows how a typical labour should be managed, including abdominal and vaginal examination, the second stage of labour, the patient prepared for delivery, the control of the foetal head, examination of the umbilical cord, use of the mucus cather, ligation of the cord, expulsion of the placenta and an examination for vaginal and perineal lacerations. 1 segment.
Topics: Obstetrics, Parturition, Labor, Obstetric, Medical sciences, Birth, Obstetrics, Parturition, Labor,...
Compilation of Camel cigarette television commercials from the 1960s including "I'd Walk a Mile for a Camel," "They're Not for Everybody," and "Drop Everything." Also sponsorship of McHales Navy, Hawk, American Sportsman, and Bonanza.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, cigarette packaging, male, filter, sports sponsorship,...
14
Topic: Plant names, Popular
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Treves, Frederick, Sir, 1853-1923
8,198
2
0
14
Topics: Merrick, Joseph Carey, 1862-1890, Physicians -- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc,...
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
7,989
2
6
Compilation of Alpine cigarette commercials.
( 6 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, menthol cigarette, filter, advertising, television
Compilation of Winston, Salem and Camel cigarette commercials.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, male, menthol cigarette
14
Topics: Health resorts -- Europe, Mineral waters -- Europe, Hydrotherapy -- Europe
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Italy. Direzione generale della sanità pubblica
7,315
0
0
At head of title: Ministero dell'interno, Direzione della sanità pubblica
Topic: Pharmacopoeias
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Ukers, William Harrison, 1873-
7,177
3
0
14
Topic: Coffee
TV News reports about the introduction and test marketing of Premier cigarette brand by R. J. Reynolds.
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, safer cigarette, cigarette design, secondhand smoke
14
Topic: Medicine, Ayurvedic
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Merck, E. (Emanuel); E. Merck (Firm)
7,003
0
1
"Vorwort zur zweiten Auflage" signed E. Merck
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Chemicals, Drugs, Materia medica
Originally published in 1652 under title: The English physician
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Materia medica, Botany, Medical, Herbs
Includes index
Topic: Medicine
Compilation of Viceroy cigarette television commercials all with the jingle "Viceroy's Got the Taste That's Right."
( 5 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, gender, filter
Compilation of animated and live action Winston commercials from 1954 to 1957, including "Winston Tastes Good Like a Cigarette Should."
( 3 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, gender, filter, cigarette packaging
14
Topic: Medicine
Compilation of Camel cigarette commercials from the late 1940s to early 1950s including actors, singers, doctors and sports stars giving testimonials and the "30 Day Camel Test" and the "T-Zone." A few segments in the middle are silent. Click Here to View Part 1 Click Here to View Part 2
( 1 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, health care provider, sports sponsorship, gender
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Biochemistry, Bromides, Biochemistry, Bromides
Compilation of Virginia Slims cigarette commercials.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, female
Typewritten text of medical subject matter, captured during the Vietnam War. Many hand-drawn illustrations. Additional handwritten notes. Untranslated. Author unknown.
Topics: medical, Vietnam, Vietnam War, journal, orthopedics, surgical
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Academia das Ciencias de Lisboa. Classe de Sciencias Moraes, Politicos e Bellas Letras (Segunda Classe)
6,492
1
0
Superseded by the academy's Boletim, q.v
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Dutt, Udoy Chand, Comp; Dutt, U.C; King, George
6,309
2
0
14
Topic: Pharmacy
14
Topic: Medicine -- Dictionaries
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by New Sydenham Society; Mayne, Robert Gray; Power, Henry, 1829-1911; Sedgwick, Leonard William
6,292
0
0
14
Topic: Medicine
14
Topic: Physiology
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
6,093
0
0
Title varies: 1866-1953, The Ontario medical register
Topics: Physicians -- Ontario Directories, Surgeons -- Ontario Directories
9 14
Topic: Medicine -- History
14
Topics: Burial, Medical jurisprudence
The Medical Heritage Library
by Gray, Henry, 1825-1861; Spitzka, Edward Anthony, 1876-1922
5,962
0
1
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Anatomy
14
Topics: Botany -- Dictionaries, Botany, Medical
Added t.p., engraved
Topics: Monsters, Abnormalities, Human, Congenital Abnormalities
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by New Sydenham Society; Mayne, Robert Gray; Power, Henry, 1829-1911; Sedgwick, Leonard William
5,743
0
0
14
Topic: Medicine
Compilation of Kool television commercials from the 1950s and 1960s and highlights of various Kool racing events held in the United States and Canada during the summer of 1997. Leader in between segments.
( 4 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, filter, menthol cigarette, sports sponsorship
14
Topic: Medicine, Ayurvedic
14 26 52
Topic: Botany
Began with: Vol. 29 (July 5, 1902) = no. 744; ceased with: v. 104 (Apr. 1956)= no. 2251
Topic: Nursing
14
Topics: Medicine -- Dictionaries, Medicine
Includes index
Topics: Electrohomeopathy, Homeopathy, Electrotherapeutics, Homeopathy, Electric Stimulation Therapy
14
Topics: Antiseptics, Disinfection and disinfectants, Food preservatives, cbk
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Materia medica, Drugs, Chemicals
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Pardo de Tavera, T. H. (Trinidad Hermenegildo), 1857-1925; Thomas, Jerome B. (Jerome Beers), 1867-
5,412
0
0
Translation of: Plantas medicinales de Filipinas
Topic: Medicinal plants -- Philippines
The Medical Heritage Library
by Allen, Timothy Field, 1837-1902
5,390
0
0
Association: Burt J. Maycock
Topics: Homeopathy, Homeopathy, Materia Medica
14
Topics: Anatomy -- Terminology, Arabic language, Latin language -- Terms and phrases
The Medical Heritage Library
by Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939; Brill, A. A. (Abraham Arden), 1874-1948
5,261
3
0
"Literary index": p. 494-499
Topics: Dreams, Psychoanalysis, Dreams, Psychoanalysis